From the Disney moves to the lore associated with this mesmerizing she-creature, we’re not afraid to admit it: we have a major crush on all things mermaid.
Whether you’re throwing a kid-friendly affair or a grown-up gathering, we’ve got the some great ideas to give your party a whimsical, mermaid-themed touch. Make a splash and start planning now!
We’ve found four simple and easy ideas to infuse your next party with amazing under-the-sea elements. Visit your local craft store or dollar store, pile a few ingredients into your grocery cart, and get started on creating a super fun mermaid bash!
Once you’ve gathered your supplies, follow our instructions to make easy and creative mermaid-themed party favorites. Who doesn’t love a party full of shimmering underwater delights?
It’s like Australian sprinkle toast, but for Mermaid lovers!
This mermaid toast takes plain bread and turns it into a magical treat. Our recipe starts with a slathering of tinted frosting that’s swirled into a tie-dye of colors, then topped with edible gold stars and glitter. Incredibly easy to make and deliciously good to eat, partygoers won’t be able to resist! Bonus: your party table will look stunning!
- Vanilla Frosting
- Pink and blue food coloring
- Edible glitter and/or sugar sprinkles (pink and blue)
- Edible gold stars or gold flakes
Tint half of desired amount of frosting with pink food coloring. Tint the other half with blue. Spread a small amount of pink frosting on half of the toast, and spread a small amount of blue on the other half. Spread from one side to the other to slightly combine colors toward the center.
Sprinkle with edible glitter/sprinkles and edible gold stars/gold flakes. Serve and enjoy!
Note: you can also decorate Mermaid toast with fruit. Try starfruit, dragonfruit and kiwiberries for a tropical twist!
Mermaid Beach Snowglobe
This Mermaid Beach Snowglobe has all the elements of an underwater ocean scene (minus the sea creatures).
You’ll need to raid the dollar store or craft store for sea-inspired goodies to get started. Either set these “beach globes” out as placeholders, gather them together as a tropical centerpiece, or have a craft station for each guest to assemble their own. Nobody will leave the party empty-handed!
- Large mason jar
- Beach glass or decorative glass beads
- Artificial greenery (look for glittered types that have a sea-inspired shape)
- Opalescent sequins
- Small sea shells
- Aqua or opalascent colored glitter
Fill the bottom half of a mason jar with decorative glass or glass beads. Press greenery into glass. Add sequins, shells and a small amount of glitter.
Fill jar with water, leaving about 1/2 inch open at the top of the jar. Replace lid, seal firmly. Shake gently to see the mermaid dust!
No sunglasses or bathing suit required to enjoy a beachy citrus party drink.
Hit up a party supply store or craft store for cocktail umbrellas to top off these ocean-ready mermaid lemonade drinks. Some spray adhesive and a vial of glitter gives these umbrellas a magical shimmer. Gatorade Frost for the littles (but maybe blue big kid drinks for the adults). Everyone will love this tangy, sweet, tropical drink.
- Pink or blue glitter
- Spray adhesive
- Cocktail umbrellas
- Crushed ice
- Gatorade Frost
- Sparkling Italian Lemonade
- Starfruit or pineapple (cut into stars with a cookie cutter)
Spray cocktail umbrellas with spray adhesive and sprinkle with glitter. Allow to dry completely. Tap off well, to ensure excess glitter is removed.
Fill a stemless wine glass with crushed ice.
Pour 2 oz Gatorade Frost into glass. Slowly pour the honey down the side of the glass to create a dark blue layer on the bottom. Slowly pour lemonade atop until the glass is full. Garnish with umbrellas, pineapple or starfruit, and straw.
Mermaid Snack Packs
Sweet and salty come together for an ocean-y delight of snacking favorites.
Stuffed with the most irresistibly yummy beach finds, these mermaid snack packs are perfect to hand out as party favors. All items are available online or in party supply stores. We’re guessing the blue candy rocks will be a big hit!
- Very Berry Jelly Beans
- Blue Candy rocks
- Pretzel Fish
- Golden star sprinkles or star candies
- Pearlescent gumballs
Toss all ingredients together. Spoon into zip-top baggies. Seal baggies and serve as a party favor.
If desired, make labels for these adorable little snack packs. “Mermaid Chow,” perhaps?
Mermaid Party Décor
It’s just about party time, and you’ve got to transform a plain room into an underwater paradise.
Start with teal and purple balloons to fill up empty space, and sneak in a few silver glitter ones too! For a seaweed-like effect, affix light- and dark-green twisted streamers on blank walls. Dress up tables with craft store nets, using hot glue to attach shells and glass balls onto each net. For centerpieces, fill decorative glass bowls with craft starfish and sea shells.
Go Beyond Drinks
Serve hungry guests starfish sandwiches for finger food. To prepare, make chicken salad sandwiches and use a star cookie cutter to cut star shapes out of the sandwiches.
Offer your guests a sweet treat with mermaid tail cupcakes. Frost cupcakes with ocean-blue icing and place sugar cones upside down on top. Attach cut-out mermaid tails to the tops of each sugar cone with a dab of frosting.
Set out a tray of clam cookies with a pearl treasure inside. Spread pink or purple frosting between two store-bought sugar cookies, resting a shiny gumball or Sixlet at the edge. This gives the illusion of a partially opened clam with a shiny pearl inside.
Pass out starfish wands to guests as they head in or out the door—or use wands as placeholders at each seat. To make them, affix craft starfish to ribbon-adorned wands using a hot glue gun. Or maybe grab some here.
Seashell bracelets and necklaces are party favor winners, too. At the craft store, look in the jewelry aisle for shells with pre-drilled holes and string a bunch on stretchy jewelry thread. Seashell jewelry can either be passed out as at the door or set up at a craft stations for partygoers to add a personal touch.
With a little mermaid craftery, your party is off to a beachy start. You don’t need to be a DIY genius to pull off a mermaid-themed bash, and our easy ideas are perfect for beginners. Stock up on craft store finds and simple ingredients to get your party ocean-ready. We guarantee some splashy fun!